Consultation of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER): Regulatory and Market Aspects of Demand Side Flexibility

Published: 20 December 2013

Policies & Issues:

Our industry supplies technologies throughout the entire energy value chain, from generation, transmission, distribution to end use, while it depends on reliable and continuous access and availability of energy at cost-reflective and efficient prices for its own manufacturing processes in Europe. The industry is also the target of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives, for which implementation is ongoing for some 46 product groups of our sector. 

The European engineering industries welcome the possibility to comment on the regulatory and market aspects of demand side flexibility and would like to provide the following responses and comments to the stakeholder questions. These comments are widely tying in and supporting the Commission’s recent Staff Working Document on “Incorporating demand side flexibility, in particular demand response, in electricity markets”, which accompanies the Commission Communication on “Pubic Intervention in the Electricity Market” of November 2013.